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Fall Changes and Celebrations of Nature

Here in the Midwest I am blessed with experiencing¬†all the seasons of the Earth in full force. We have a cold and snowy winter, the raging waters of spring, a hot sunny summer, and the beautiful colors of fall. I … Continue reading

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Dancing for the Universe

The thing I love most about dancing Odissi is sharing a mystical world with my audience and students. My favorite dance always have and probably always will be those depicting my belief in the mysterious powers of the universe. I … Continue reading

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Mudra 3: Arda Pathaka

The exact translation of this mudra is half-flag. I am not sure that this is the same as flying a flag at half-mast to allow “the invisible flag of death” to fly at the top of the mast, but the … Continue reading

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Mudra 2: Threepathaka

The literal translation of this mudra is three parts of a flag. As I reflect on this I am reminded of many things with three parts; a story or sonata, an atom, our government, the brain. My favorite uses of … Continue reading

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Mudras: Seals of the Hands

As life energy flows out from our heart, through our arms and to the tips of our hands one generates the potential to create and heal. Writing, cooking, painting, touching, holding… In Sanskrit the root of this word mud means … Continue reading

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